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Did you know that over 10 million pets wander away from home each year in the United States? Millions of these pets will end up in animal shelters, forever separated from their owners. The reason – pet owners often have no way of tracking and retrieving their pets. This can be very frightening if you are a pet owner. Both the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the American Humane advise that the best way to prevent your pet from getting lost is to microchip it.

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What Is a


A microchip is a small device that acts as an identification tag for your pet. It is an electronic chip that is tagged with an identification code unique to your pet. The microchip is embedded just underneath the surface of your dog’s skin, and it can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter if they find your pet wandering alone.

When you microchip your pet, details such as your pet’s name, age, medical conditions, your (pet owner’s) name, home address, and telephone number are stored in a centralized database. When the chip is scanned, these details pull up, and the person who found your dog will be able to contact you and reunite you with your pet.

At Affordable Animal Hospital Santa Ana, we are highly-skilled at microchipping dogs and cats of all ages. We can swiftly microchip your pet in a safe and painless procedure.

Why Should You Microchip Your Pet?

In many places around the world, it’s legally mandated to get your pet microchipped, but legal requirement aside, there are many reasons why you should microchip your pet:

  • Microchips increase the likelihood of your pet being found and returned to you.
  • Microchips act as the best evidence that your pet was stolen or kidnapped.
  • Microchips allow the finder to care for your pet better, especially if your pet has a medical condition.
  • Microchips allow you to find your pet very quickly, especially after an emergency, like in flash floods or earthquakes.
  • Microchips that come with an in-built GPS tracker allow you to keep an eye on your pet’s whereabouts.
  • Microchips save you lots of heartache in the event you are separated from your pet.

Choose Affordable Animal Hospital Santa Ana for Quick & Affordable Microchipping

At our Affordable Animal Hospital in Santa Ana, California, our vets have experience microchipping hundreds of cats and dogs. The procedure we follow is very quick and completely painless. Microchipping just takes a few seconds, and it resembles an injection.

We typically insert the microchip between your pet’s shoulder blades, since this is the least-risky site. Your pet’s microchip seldom migrates elsewhere when it is implanted here. No anesthesia is necessary for the procedure. We will collect your information and update the database after the treatment. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Affordable Animal Hospital

1901 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, Ca 92706

(714) 942-2986

Mon: Closed
Tue-Fri: 9am to 6pm
Sat-Sun: 9am to 2pm